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15 Female Celebrities Who Remind Us All That Curves Are Beautiful (PHOTOS)

Body positivity is definitely having a moment, and that's such good news for women. Given the gap between the idealized body shape and a healthy body shape, we salute celebrities who buck industry pressure and embrace their curves. 

These ladies encourage young women to love their bodies, no matter their shape or size. Which celebrity do you think is the best at exuding body confidence?


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1Meghan Trainor

Her curvy-girl anthem "All About That Bass" helped win Meghan Trainor a plus-size modeling contract and a Grammy. On her upcoming second album, these lyrics recall a favorite topic:

I got curves and I know how to use them

I got curves with no plans to lose them

'Cause I love who I am, so are you the man? 

I'm talking to the boy

The man who can handle my curves?

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2America Ferrera

The star of the new hit Superstore is a refreshingly down-to-earth voice in an industry where thin is always in. "Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world," she told Cosmopolitan for Latinas in 2012, "and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"

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Last year Adele roared back to the top of the charts with her album 25, more than 20 pounds lighter and full of body confidence.  Her secret? A new regime that included nixing sugar and hitting the gym, "to get in shape for myself, but not to be a size zero or anything like that," she told Rolling Stone.

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4Mindy Kaling

While bestselling author and comedienne Mindy Kaling has built a career out of self-deprecation, she's unwilling to beat herself up over gaining a few pounds. “It’s really tempting not to take chances. But I don’t want to be fearful," she told Vogue magazine. "I don’t want my tombstone to say, she hid her imperfections well on the red carpet.”

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5Ashley Graham

Don't know the name? You will. Ashley Graham is the first plus-size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, out this month. Graham is an activewear model at Forever 21 and the first model to break the full-figured glass ceiling at SI

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6Sofia Vergara

Blessed with a killer body and perfect comic timing, Modern Family's Colombian bombshell is the highest-paid TV actress. She believes in the power of positive thinking, telling Stylecaster magazine, "Sexy is really a state of mind.  It’s like if you believe you’re sexy, you are."

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7Demi Lovato

After suffering from bulimia and addiction as a young girl, pop star Demi Lovato is now proud of her looks and promotes a healthy body image. She openly talks about her past and present imperfections in the hopes of helping other young women.

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10Christina Aguilera

Now back in her judge's chair for the 10th season of The Voice, mother of two and bombshell Christina Aguilera also finds time to campaign for domestic violence prevention.

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12Jennifer Lopez

With two kids, a three-year Vegas concert gig in Vegas, and her hot new cop series, Shades of Blue, renewed for a second season, J. Lo is juggling a super busy life. Yet as this post-workout selfie shows, she somehow finds time to maintain her famously voluptuous body.

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When body shamers attacked on social media, Pink shut them down with this tweet: “I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.” Then she reiterated her body confidence with this darling post.

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14Kylie Jenner

2015 was the year Kylie Jenner became the most famous Kardashian, largely thanks to her knack for showing off her assets on social media. At the young age of 18, she's already a seasoned pro at brushing off body shamers.

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